NEW YORK, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VillageCare, a community-based, non-profit organization serving people with chronic care needs, as well as seniors and individuals in need of continuing care and rehabilitation services, and StarlingHealth, a technology firm creating next-generation systems for patient-provider communication and workflow management, were selected by PILOT Health Tech NYC to receive a $100k innovation award to deploy the Starling platform at the VillageCare Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, a 105 bed skilled nursing facility and rehabilitation center in Manhattan.
VillageCare and Starling will use this funding to deploy touchscreen tablets at each bedside that empower residents to make requests to care providers in eight languages, view facility-specific education materials and provide real-time feedback to administrators. Care providers will be equipped with mobile devices to receive requests and communicate with residents, and a web portal will enable administrators to oversee resident needs and facility workflows.
"VillageCare is constantly on the lookout for solutions that help provide the highest standard of care for our patients," says Emma DeVito, President and Chief Executive Officer at VillageCare. "The Pilot Health Tech program was a fantastic opportunity to be exposed to literally dozens of exciting NYC based healthtech startups. Ultimately, we chose to partner with Starling on this initiative because it's a technology platform that helps us provide better, more responsive care to our residents while reducing the cost of care delivery".
VillageCare is a community-based, non-profit organization serving people with chronic care needs, as well as seniors and individuals in need of continuing care and rehabilitation services. VillageCare provides care and services for more than 12,000 unique individuals annually through its residential and community programs. For more information, visit villagecare.org.
StarlingHealth, a subsidiary of Transcendent Endeavors, is a software provider focused on facilitating effective and efficient communication between patients and providers. Its NIH-funded platform, Starling®, is tackling two critical issues at the point of care—patient satisfaction and provider workflow in inpatient settings. For more information, visit starlinghealth.com.
About PILOT Health Tech NYC
PILOT Health Tech NYC is an initiative launched by the Bloomberg Administration, City of New York, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). In a strategic review of the life sciences and healthcare sectors in New York City called Eds & Meds NYC 2020, the NYCEDC identified a portfolio of initiatives to support companies and entrepreneurs across the value chain, addressing unmet needs identified by senior stakeholders in both the healthcare and life sciences communities, including opportunities for collaboration, funding, and human capital development.